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Entries by Donald Furrow-Scott
Author’s log, Fall 2020; Jinn/in Author's Log/by Donald Furrow-Scott
“With love and good will.” My older brother Robert gave me a copy of “Tales of the Arabian Nights” back in the early 1980’s, and the Jinn were […]
Winery log, Fall 2020; Wine Diamonds/in Winery Log/by Donald Furrow-Scott
Author’s log, Summer 2020; Inspiration/in Author's Log/by Donald Furrow-Scott
After four years of writing four novels and fully outlining four more, a calm is overcoming my muse this summer. It is not a fit of writer’s block, […]
Winery Log, Summer 2020; Oaking the wine/in Winery Log/by Donald Furrow-Scott
We don’t have room for traditional oak barrels. Tiran & Cavel from my novel Children of Breton would probably be annoyed by that. Just wait until Barbin Fortier of The […]
Vineyard log, Spring 2020; Bloom Damage/in Vineyard Log/by Donald Furrow-Scott
What a May frost does to Cabernet clusters. The healthy one set fruit nicely. The dead one will try again next season. We were lucky compared to some vineyards Young, […]
Winery log, Spring 2020; Short changed bottling/in Winery Log/by Donald Furrow-Scott
Small wineries don’t have the luxury of large staffs to do multiple things every day. While everyone can probably understand an organization comes together fully at a busy time like […]
Vineyard log, Spring 2020; Pressure. Tears. Weeping. Release./in Vineyard Log/by Donald Furrow-Scott
One of the most frequent vineyard questions people ask is how warm winters and springs affect the budding grapevines. The Vitis vinifera that makes up most of the European grape […]
Author Log, Winter 2020; Feudal/in Author's Log/by Donald Furrow-Scott
Pruning in the vineyard is one of the most idyllic times in my vigneron lifestyle. It is as close to my escapist hermit island as I can get and still […]
Donald Furrow-Scott bottles the history of grape growing and wine making into historical fiction novels spanning the centuries; stories with compelling notes of ancient legends and lingering hints of the supernatural. In the Wine’s Anvil series, the history of several wine varietals comes to life through a series of memorable characters and their inspiring adventures.
Furrow-Scott has decades of experience as a grape grower, cellar master, winemaker, and tasting room storyteller at Hickory Hill Vineyards near Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.